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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:07 PM   #51
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Another daft analogy

They don't. Bigger screen offers different experience.
Wow, you're just the trolling analogy queen, aren't ya?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:08 PM   #52
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I know this isn't big news, but the new switch/buttons on the headphones is a big deal for me. It's awesome, and about time. I'm willing to buy new ones just for this reason alone.

The rounded edges of the switch/buttons will help prevent that section from getting snagged on clothing, which happens to me all the time with the old design - which is very, very annoying.

Thank you Apple for making an improvement in a small thing (sweating the details).
Agreed. This is a major annoyance for me. The level of the control is right below the collar of a man's shirt. Turn my head to the right and it rises and catches on my collar - all the time, every time.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:09 PM   #53
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Cue the price complaints.
I think Apple's well within their right to charge whatever they see fit for their accessories.

That said.. They have yet to earn a dime from my wallet in this category. People are only fooling themselves if they don't think every last Lightning cable is made at the same factory in China. I'll take my $3 Monoprice cable thank you very much!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:10 PM   #54
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Beaten, as always, by the "Cue the..."
Well done.
Actually, no. The first price complaint came in 2 posts above (and coincidentally 2 minutes before) the "Cue the..." post.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:15 PM   #55
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Wow, you're just the trolling analogy queen, aren't ya?
And you are doing? Precisely what?

PS: You still did not answer my question
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:16 PM   #56
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So smaller TV's should be the same price as larger ones? They do the same job, right..?
Since in this case we're talking about a short length of thin wire, the material price difference would amount to fractions of a penny.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:18 PM   #57
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Now can we have OS X 10.8.3, please?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:20 PM   #58
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I think Apple's well within their right to charge whatever they see fit for their accessories.

That said.. They have yet to earn a dime from my wallet in this category. People are only fooling themselves if they don't think every last Lightning cable is made at the same factory in China. I'll take my $3 Monoprice cable thank you very much!
They're definitely different factories. 1/2 of the Lightning cables are junk. The connector is different than the Apple original too. I even had one that fell apart when I first took it from the package. There is a difference in quality but not one that paying $20 more is worth generally. Having said that, my Belkin car charger with an Apple licensed Lightning connector is much better quality than any of the cheap cables on the market and well worth the $20 I paid for it.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:27 PM   #59
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I am still amazed every thread I see about the pricing of any of these products. Research and Development at Apple is one of the biggest costs they have and no one ever wants to equate this into the price. That has to be paid for somewhere. I know Apple is one of the most profitable companies out there but their is a reason why. Selling high quality products at a high quality price. It is what it is.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:30 PM   #60
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Has anybody owned both the EarPods and In-Ear Headphones? Just curious.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:36 PM   #61
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Personally, I need a LONGER cable. Having to position myself closer to either a USB or outlet connection while using my iPad is a PITA.
Or you could buy a USB extension cable. I have 2 6ft ones that I bought for the price of a soda. Thus, I can now sit 15ft away from my outlet/USB port
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:47 PM   #62
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The cabling isn't what costs anything. Costs pennies for 100ft of cable.
That may be a bit of an exaggeration.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:48 PM   #63
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I'm sure if Apple comes out with a 10ft cable, they certainly wouldn't charge the same price. It'll probably be $25 or $29. It a joke that they can charge that much for the cable.
I wish there was a longer option sold by Apple. I bought the griffin 3 meter cable and love it. I hate the short ones--the only kind apple has provided up until now.

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Or you could buy a USB extension cable. I have 2 6ft ones that I bought for the price of a soda. Thus, I can now sit 15ft away from my outlet/USB port
The extension cables introduce a bottleneck. Your device charges much more slowly.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:49 PM   #64
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Those earbuds (I've owned a pair for six years) are dangerous, at least for me. The rubber seals on mine have gotten stuck in my ears so many times I've lost count. Once, I had to have a very close special friend use tweezers to remove the seal. I was inches away from having to visit the ER.

I bought them to block out the noise on the subway, but I'm seriously thinking of getting a pair of the newly-released basic ones. I rarely use the $79 ones anymore.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:50 PM   #65
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I am still amazed every thread I see about the pricing of any of these products. Research and Development at Apple is one of the biggest costs they have and no one ever wants to equate this into the price. That has to be paid for somewhere. I know Apple is one of the most profitable companies out there but their is a reason why. Selling high quality products at a high quality price. It is what it is.
Nintendo charges $9.99 for a replacement AC adapter for the 3DS. Surely Apple can charge less than $38 for the cable/block combo.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:57 PM   #66
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TO be honest I'd rather have a 3m cable offered.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:59 PM   #67
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Now can we have OS X 10.8.3, please?
pretty please with a shorter lightning cable and tweaked earbuds on top?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:02 PM   #68
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Or you could buy a USB extension cable. I have 2 6ft ones that I bought for the price of a soda. Thus, I can now sit 15ft away from my outlet/USB port
I have a few left when Apple used to produce them, and a few third party. Also have a few USB/Wall Outlet combo's which frees up outlet space. However, some extension cables don't charge when used in conjunction with Apple's current cables (let's not discuss the 30-pin and lightning connections on differing models/devices). Just wish there would be a larger cable option as well as the shorter cables.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:03 PM   #69
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Another daft analogy

They don't. Bigger screen offers different experience.
So does the length of the cable. If its too long it clutters, if its to short, I can't use it while plugged in to a wall charger.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:03 PM   #70
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:07 PM   #71
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I have a few left when Apple used to produce them, and a few third party. Also have a few USB/Wall Outlet combo's which frees up outlet space. However, some extension cables don't charge when used in conjunction with Apple's current cables (let's not discuss the 30-pin and lightning connections on differing models/devices). Just wish there would be a larger cable option as well as the shorter cables.
try a USB 3 extension cable it worked with my 3rd gen iPad
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:28 PM   #72
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The obivous change is that they added more support for the wire going in and out of the remote. Probably lots of users ended up bending their cables, exposing the wire.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:47 PM   #73
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That may be a bit of an exaggeration.
Worked at Radio Shack in high school. 100ft of phone cord cost the store 3. The connectors on the ends make up about 2 of that cost. Store turned around and sold it for $19.99.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:59 PM   #74
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I'm currently travelling in Africa on a motorbike and every bit of unnecessary weight is a real pain.

I'd welcome one that's 100mm or less, I have ones that length to plug in my Garmin GPS.
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I'm currently travelling in Africa on a motorbike and every bit of unnecessary weight is a real pain.

I'd welcome one that's 100mm or less, I have ones that length to plug in my Garmin GPS.
Yeah, that extra 1/2 gram off your weight will really help...
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